Eurovision 2016 might be over, but songs from this year’s line-up are already dominating iTunes charts around the world. Let’s take a look and see what songs are setting the charts on fire.

1. Ukraine’s Jamala with “1944”

The winning song is the No.1 song in Ukraine and Uzbekistan, as well as Laos. It’s top 10 in the charts of 15 countries, including No.2 in Russia, and is a popular track in both Eastern and Western Europe. All up, it’s charting in 40 countries.

2. Russia’s Sergey Lazarev with “You Are the Only One”

The televote winner is proving a favourite, charting in 32 countries. It’s at No.1 in Russia, and is charting particularly well in former Soviet countries. But it’s also seeing some top-10 action in Sweden, Finland and Poland, with plenty of other countries making Sergey their only one.

3. Australia’s Dami Im with “Sound of Silence”

The jury winner is also making an impact in the charts, appearing in 31 countries. It’s No.1 in Malta and Australia, and top 10 in 13 countries. Dami’s powerhouse vocals have made a particular impact around the Nordic and Baltic regions.

4. Sweden’s Frans with “If I Were Sorry”

Sweden might have placed fifth, but “If I Were Sorry” is No.1 in Austria and Estonia. The song, which had already enjoyed some chart success before the competition, is charting in 30 countries, including top 5 in 14. The Norwegian jury might not have awarded in points, but the Norwegian public have put Frans at No.3 in iTunes. It’s also No.23 in the UK, suggesting it might even make it to the official singles chart.

5. Bulgaria’s Poli Genova with “If Love Was a Crime”

Poli’s power pop is proving a hit in its home country where it’s No.1, but “If Love Was a Crime” is has also charted in 26 countries, including No.2 in Malta.

Other chart action

And that’s not all! Amir’s song “J’ai cherché” is charting in 24 countries, including No.2 in France. Michal Szpak’s “Color of Your Life” is charting in 23 countries, proving its televote popularity. Francesca Michielin’s “No Degree of Separation” is found in the charts of 19 countries, and fan favourite “Loin d’ici” by Zoë is charting in 18 countries, as is Laura Tesoro’s uplifting song “What’s the Pressure” and Barei’s “Say Yay”.

The only finalist song not to chart is Serbia’s “Goodbye (Shelter)”, while some of the unlucky non-finalists are still enjoying some chart action.

Host country Sweden is fully embracing Eurovision, with 20 songs in their iTunes chart, as well as the interval act from Justin Timberlake and Måns Zelmerlöw, as well as “Heroes”.

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KV Alexandersson
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KV Alexandersson

Don’t get hurt if your country labeled as a part of the “Former Soviet Union”. Even some food products have this label. Ukraine is also a Former USSR country too. And even if you mark yourselves as CIS Member States, Former USSR is till a familiar term for many. Anyways, just to give an info, while I am searching for Eurovision songs in Spotify, here’s what I saw: Top 1 – If Love Was A Crime, Poli Genova (BUL) Top 2 – No Degree Of Separation, Francesca Michielin (ITA) Top 3 – I’ve Been Waiting For This Night, DOnny Montell… Read more »

MAlin
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MAlin

Yesterday 87.000.000 in UK streemed the swedish son if i were sorry from spotyfy and was on 51 place on the uk spotyfychart

Bart
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Bart

Will she invade Itunes charts as well despite missing out on Eurovision? Margaret’s ‘Cool me down’ video is out and reviewed on Popjustice! http://www.popjustice.com/videos/margaret-cool-me-down/

Oxana
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Oxana

Robyn Gallagher, sorry if I sound harsh. it’s just the situation when let’s say Lucy has been raped 30 years ago, and people still call her raped Lucy, because it’s easier for them. Soviet time was a dark time of occupation, when all countries lost their independence and people got oppressed and killed. it’s been for 40-70 years for most of us. In Ukraine we have a law to consider Nazi regime and Soviet regime as equal and it’s illegal to use their symbols. We try to turn that page and live our lives in free and independent countries, all… Read more »

bella
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bella

I think that Frans and Dami Im will enter the official charts as well.

Mariam
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Mariam

The last time I see this lie… I loved eurovision but it’s a pity to see that doesn’t matter the song as much as the country that is singing it…
Sweden can sing whatever…people are gonna vote for it….the same happens with Australia (has no neighbours but no enemies and it’s cool to vote for them)

Vytautas
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Vytautas

Thanks for deleting my comment Wiwibloggs, seems like you too have been brainwashed by Russian propaganda

zoolander
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zoolander

People use this “former Soviet” crap because they need to label us somehow and we are in part to blame for not having developed a more successful identity. But in essence it is as idiotic as calling Germany “Former 3rd Reich country Germany”, or F3RC Germany for short.

Vytautas
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Vytautas

Thanks for deleting my comment Wiwibloggs, seems like you’re too have been brainwashed by Russian propaganda

Marc
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Marc

EBU needs to find a system that the results match with the success of the songs after the contest. -This year Sweden is first in all West, Centre and Baltics but the results didin’t showed that. -In 2010 France had the second most successful song in charts behind Germany (8th televote) -In 2011 Ireland was the first on charts, even better than the winner. (10th televote) -in 2012 was Cyprus the second most charting song (it wasn’t even 15th in televote) -in 2013 Norway was second (6th televote) and Hungary third (8th) In 2015 Belgium was the second but only… Read more »

stephen
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stephen

Ukraine will ultimately show the poorest chart position ever seen in Eurovision. Who on earth would want that on their ipods!!!

sonic0201
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sonic0201

Personally I find Michal Szpak in the Top 10 questionable too, but here is what I said on 10th April under Eurovision In Concert 2016 post:
“His song might be dated (really dated), but his performance is full of life, and he’s got great vocals. I have a feeling there are many hidden votes behind him across Europe, just like in Poland, so don’t be surprised if he makes the Top 15 or higher in Stockholm.”
There is no question diaspora helped him a lot, but there were lots of non-polish people who voted for him too.

Vladimir P.
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Vladimir P.

Saying “formet Soviet” is not offensive at all – it merely describes all countries that used to be included in USSR. The same goes for “former Yugoslavia”.

oooops
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oooops

Why haven’t you written anything about Worldvision.

Daniel
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Daniel

@robyn gallgher – perhaps CIS countries? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commonwealth_of_Independent_States

Ralf
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Ralf

I guess Jamala’s song is charting among the Turkish diaspora around the world. So, you can’t say it’s charting in European countries. She even got a call from Turkish president Erdogan.

mocosuburbian
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mocosuburbian

TIL songs about forced Soviet deportation are wildly popular in Laos

Robyn Gallagher
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Robyn Gallagher

Oxana: I didn’t realise that “former Soviet” was an insult. I was just looking for a way of describing the cultural connection that those particular countries have. I’m not implying that they only like the song for political reasons dating back to the early 1990s – I just meant that Sergey is a huge star in that region, so it makes sense that his song is popular there. I welcome any suggestions for an alternate term 🙂

Darren
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Darren

The U.K. Music channels are playing Franz all of the time. First time I’ve seen that happen since Loreen. I think the fact that he is half-British might be helping him along though. But it’s a great song.

Shame Poli Genova isn’t charting in the UK/Ireland. I’m in love with her and her entry.

sasa
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sasa

well Serbia is not charting because it doesn’t have local itunes.If it had I’m sure it would be charting in Serbia at least.

Holden
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Holden

That’s excellent news !! The show must go on!!! The idea of Eurovision Song Contest should be back in September , late summer, all countries should start with shows in order to find a good winner song and artist. One night is not enough. We have to come together with people enjoying this outstanding TV show. The audience can become higher in the future if we have Eurovision 2017 in September 2016. 🙂 charts too, good news for labels, artists, songwriters, fans etc

fikri
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fikri

good job ukraine charting in all those irrelevant countries. werkkk! <3

Brit_Bit
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Brit_Bit

Poland televoting points was Sensation at the night!

Oxana
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Oxana

Eunise,
why you’re concerned about others private life and ability to comment? do I have to comment at pace approved by YOU, or maybe you’ll look in the mirror and will go improve your life instead of questioning life of others? people say it helps 🙂

Oxana
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Oxana

Marmelade,
visit doctor, you’re clearly off your meds.

Eunise
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Eunise

Lol that’s true! They play Bulgaria’s song and Barei’s Say Yay all the time here in Spain. I also heard Amir’s song one time on some radio station.
Hey Oxana I saw you commenting on every damn article here…usually about the Ukrainian/Russian sh*t. Dont you have life to live girl ?

sonic0201
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sonic0201

Conclusion: ESC result works as the trendsetter, and itunes is catching up it. Not the other way around.

Marmelade
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Marmelade

@Oxana being soviet is worse than being Nazi? I wouldnt be surpried if it turned out that you are a fan of Bandera who has killed 200 thsnd Poles and a huge number of Jews.

karminowe.usta
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karminowe.usta

Russian song is very popular in my country. It`s good news:) I hope Sergey would play concert in my country.

I really like Dami Im, his voice is magical:)

Schmuck
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Schmuck

This final results are a completely swindle. The most boring and political song won: Ukraine such crappy and boring song (don´t say that had a deep lyric because only some few people could understand it), Russia… was just spectacle, if you take the 3D out the song you´re the only one, you´re my only one you realised that is not a good song. We definetly have a different oppinions West and East Europe not only music opinions but also politic and open minded which is revealed in the votes.

WINNER HITS

*******BULGARIA******SPAIN******AUSTRALIA******HUNGARY*******FRANCE*****

Oxana
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Oxana

Tommy,
people haven’t expected that Michal will do so well with televotes (I had a faith in him, so I’m rather glad than others).
when people have missed the point and see unexpected result they try to blame everything but not own lack of prediction skill. I guess they just mean and make up stories about diaspora because they have no dignity and no intelligence to chekc previous vote results to see that Poland is one of the countries who never gets neighbor points (like Israel) and often goes underrated.

Oxana
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Oxana

“former Soviet countries” again? someone stuck in the past that badly?

tell me, respected author, do you count Poland, Germany and other countries who’s been under Soviet regime too? or you use standard cliche about former USSR republics only? Baltic countries counted or not?

don’t call us EX SOVIET countries, it’s worse than to be called Nazi. have some respect to half of the Europe dammit!

Tommy
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Tommy

Many of u say it’s only diaspora voting for Poland… It’s really not possible to get 3rd place only with diaspora, even the husband of J.K. Rowling voted for him, check her Twitter 😀